3. Give Your Cake a Time-Out
Cooling your cake has practical applications as well as aesthetic ones. Many a cake has been destroyed by early removal. A warm cake is one that is likely to crack and break. Even if you avoid breakage, you could end up with a lumpy, uneven baked good. Cooling is also a vital step in the frosting process. You don’t want your icing to turn into a puddle, so give the cake adequate time to cool down.